Keeping your bed smelling fresh and clean is important for a good night’s sleep. Learn how to keep your bed fresh and clean with these simple tips.
At the end of a long day, don’t you want to cozy up in a bed that is fresh and clean? Whether you’re tired of bedding that constantly smells of the closet or you want to know that your bedding is as clean as it can be, you need to follow a few tips. Let’s look at how to keep your bed fresh and clean with these tips.
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How to Keep Your Bed Fresh and Clean
Use a Mattress and Pillow Protector
Did you know that over the course of eight years a mattress can gain several pounds of weight? The weight is a mixture of dead skin cells, dust mites, and gallons and gallons of sweat. That doesn’t exactly make you want to curl up for a good night’s sleep.
A mattress protector can keep your bed fresh and clean. While you can’t undo any of the damage that has already been done, you can prevent more nasty buildup. The same goes for pillows. Make sure you use protectors on those as well.
Change Bedding Weekly to Keep Your Bed Fresh and Clean
Your bedding should be changed weekly. Just like your mattress, your bedding can gather sweat, dead skin cells, and dust mites. Do you really want to keep crawling into the same bedding for longer than a week? Take the time to wash your bedding weekly to keep your bed fresh and clean.
Kill Germs When Washing Your Bedding
If you’re not comfortable with using bleach, you’re not alone. Bleach is harsh and the smell can be overwhelming. White vinegar is a great alternative. It’s completely natural and sanitizes your bedding. You want to sanitize the bedding to kill the bacteria from all the sweat that has soaked your sheets over the past week.
Spray Bedding with a Fabric Freshener
A fabric freshener will keep your bedding smelling fresh and clean throughout the week. You can fill a glass spray bottle with half distilled water and half rubbing alcohol. Add 10 to 15 drops of essential oils per 16 ounces of water/alcohol and shake to mix.
You can use whatever oils you like, but lavender is wonderful for helping you sleep. The rubbing alcohol will help the water evaporate faster allowing you to spray your bedding 15 minutes before getting in bed.
Declutter Your Bedding Collection
Last, but not least, no one likes pulling bedding from the closet and having it smell musty. Instead of having a large selection of bedding to choose from, whittle it down to two sets of bedding per fall and winter and two for spring and summer. You never need more than two sets. When one comes off, the other goes on. This prevents bedding from sitting too long in the closet and becoming smelly.
You can keep your bed fresh and clean this year. It’s incredibly easy to do. The most important thing is to clean your bedding weekly and sanitize it when you do wash it. This will make a huge difference.
Now that you know how simple it is to keep your bedding clean, it’s time to put these steps to action!